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M67 (NGC 2682), a 7th-magnitude open cluster in Cancer.

M67 is a rich cluster; more than 150 of its stars shine brighter than magnitude 15. About 11 light-years in diameter, it lies about 1500 light-years above the plane of the galaxy, at a distance of about 2250 light-years. Imaged by John Sanford at OCA Anza Observatory, using a 300 mm f/4 Takumar lens.

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